Strong turnout at Ballybrit mosque open day

The Maryam mosque in Ballybrit.

There was a strong turnout today at the Maryam mosque in Ballybrit, which hosted a special open session for the public.
It was in a bid to promote better understanding of Islam and Islamic culture after the mosque was targeted by vandals earlier this week.
The mosque at the Old Monivea Road made international headlines after rocks were thrown through the windows during a prayer session last Monday night.
Today’s event was billed as an opportunity for the public to ask questions about Islam and gain a deeper understanding of the religion and its beliefs.
These people told Galway Bay fm news why they were attending today’s event: